Lotus F1 junior Esteban Ocon hopes future will be clear soon

The 2015 race programme of Lotus Formula 1 junior Esteban Ocon will hopefully become clear within a week, according to his management group

Lotus F1 junior Esteban Ocon hopes future will be clear soon

The reigning Formula 3 European champion was expected to graduate to the GP2 Series with DAMS, but the team has today announced Formula Renault 3.5 star Pierre Gasly and 2014 GP3 title winner Alex Lynn.

Gravity Sport Management is thought to be eyeing GP2 and FR3.5 for Ocon, while the company's Gwenael Lagrue did not rule out that the 18-year-old could compete in the DTM for one season.

ART Grand Prix has joined Mercedes' DTM line-up for 2015, and Ocon finished third in the 2013 Formula Renault Eurocup with the ART Junior Team.

Any race programme would likely be combined with a reserve-driver role with the Lotus F1 team for Ocon, who drove in free practice at the United States Grand Prix last November.

Lagrue told AUTOSPORT that he hopes Ocon's plans will be solidified by mid-January.

"Our aim is to find the best environment and the best way to make him ready for F1 in 2016, which is the main goal," he said.

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